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Thread: Win XP wifi with BT
18/08/2018 10:55:55

With the house move recently completed I ended up losing my line so the bosses BT wifi and phone number could be transferred

XP can be a bit flaky with these things so I thought I'd share, and record my solution


Won't connect to BT because of IP issue
Use a logged in tablet if you can, go to dosbox, run cmd, run ipconfig
This gives details of a successful login

For me I went here

win xp connection-specific DNS suffix

and put the word


into the connection-specific DNS suffix box
and it all worked fabby after that, everything else was automatic good luck and happy surfing

Thread: Is Model Engineering in Decline
17/08/2018 14:30:48

It is the duty of Model Engineers to keep alive the knowledge of how to make the basic machinery that pumps water, makes and transports bricks etc., else we're all doomed.

We're the guys who are prepared for the zombie apocalypse when it arrives

17/08/2018 09:10:02

T'internet is where it's at nowadays

There's no way I could have got going without it, or got half the gear I have

Probably less people do ME nowadays because the choice of alternative options is massive

Even the TV is under threat, such is the nature of modern society

Thread: Couple of things at Lidl
16/08/2018 15:13:58

Dropping into Aldi is also recommended if you are passing by one

They can sometimes be better than Lidl, more gear on display for longer

Thread: Which is better?
14/08/2018 09:55:35

My old copies of Model Engineer from the 40's and 50's are easy to read etc

This was the heyday for the hobby

We'd just had WW2, if you weren't in fighting or support services you were in industry

Industry was millions of people working hundreds of thousands of manual machine tools, we will not see its like ever again

Plus there was a glut of machine tools in the post WW2 period as companies lowered their outputs

Thread: A good quality oil can..?
12/08/2018 18:21:38

I've got one of those wesco 350 square green plastic can oilers and it's been really good to me

The spout is a fixed see through plastic

Thread: Which books
12/08/2018 11:19:32

'The Amateur's Lathe' by Sparey.


Was the bible for me starting out

Thread: What is this piece of Engineering - Model Aero Engine ID please?
12/08/2018 11:16:24

Well done Jason

Thread: Machine cleaning
09/08/2018 00:22:42

Machine what?

Thread: Lego building robot
08/08/2018 10:19:36

Lego-building robot aspires to bigger things

A robot that can build small models from Lego may be a breakthrough for automated manufacturing - if it can stop dropping bricks


Thread: UK Model Engineering group on Facebook
06/08/2018 23:46:18

If it's a closed shop there won't be much activity IMO, an awful lot of people begin as lurkers

If they can't lurk then they move on

Thread: Let's hear it for British manufacturing!
06/08/2018 17:02:57

woooooooooooo !

hurrah !

Thread: What Is The Most Beautiful 'Thing' In The World?
06/08/2018 16:59:05

the Buddhists also say the greatest thing in the world is nirvana: the cessation of all desire

Interesting stuff

Mother Theresas final will and testament (possessions)

Two saris and a metal bucket


The world has enough for every mans need but not every mans greed



06/08/2018 09:16:07

Crawled out of bed to go on watch after we had anchored during the night somewhere off Yugoslavia in the 1980s

Stumbled onto bridge and onto bridge wing before coffee number one

We were in a perfect bay, on a perfect morning, tiny warm breeze, steep green hills, sea flat and blue, you could only marvel at it

Never forgot that 5 minutes, 35 years ago

05/08/2018 00:00:10

A perfect nights sleep is hard to beat

Thread: Couple of things at Lidl
04/08/2018 23:54:19

Helmet is disposable...

Very disposable indeed, don't even bother using it

Get an auto darkening one and decent gloves and you're good to go

Opens up a whole new world in metalwork for 100 bananas


edit: a decent bench vice helps, plus a wire brush/chipper, I also use a drill wire brush

edit 2 (lol) plus an angle grinder

Edited By Ady1 on 05/08/2018 00:03:53

Thread: How to drill holes in ABS plastic without splintering?
04/08/2018 01:40:09

Other more capable people will come in after me

Nice sharp drill (wood drill?)

sandwich between 2 bits of wood?

Thread: Couple of things at Lidl
03/08/2018 15:40:39

Got some paintbrushes today, will report on quality later

What pleased me was getting a bunch of screws from 25mm to 80mm

6 boxes for 9 quid 25mm x 300 up to 80mm x 40

Thread: Stanley - Quality?
03/08/2018 09:21:11

I think some brands just buy off the shelf stuff while others get involved in the quality control process and demand a certain level of specification

Edited By Ady1 on 03/08/2018 09:23:34

02/08/2018 23:59:38

I find their tools fine, very reasonable quality. Same for Halfords Aldi and Lidl

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